SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Their Highnesses Members of Supreme Council, Rulers of Emirates and UAE citizens on the advent of the UAE’s 41st national day anniversary.
He told the Dira’a Al Watan magazine that “we sowed yesterday, but today Emirati citizens reap the harvest as wider opportunities are open for them to achieve their aspirations.”
The full text of the speech: “If words are not translated into action, they will be in vain. But actions speak louder than words. Since the dawn of our blessed Union, the words have been turned into actions and dreams become true. This is the reality we see now on the ground. The huge urban development attained by the UAE is a witness for the achievements accomplished by the UAE, thanks to our union and will. Those achievements have made the UAE hub for education, culture, investment and tourism.
“We sowed yesterday, but today Emirati citizens reap the harvest as wider opportunities are open for them to achieve their aspirations.
“This great occasion comes at a time the Arab world is witnessing huge changes that require wisdom and good reading to come out with lessons that could benefit our country and protect its unity.
“We have to be vigilant to scotch rumours and venomous calls in the name of religion, or under any hidden names to spoil minds of young generations, penetrate security and stability enjoyed by our country.
“Emirati youth have to be alert to protect the achievements of the country. United we stand, divided we fall.”